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Nine wins the night as Seven’s share drops to 16% in the absence of My Kitchen Rules

After winning all week, Seven’s overall audience share for Thursday night slumped to 16%, its lowest share of the week.

In the absence of My Kitchen Rules, no Seven program managed to crack the one million viewer mark, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Its highest rating program was Seven News at 6pm which averaged 956,000 metro viewers followed by Seven News/Today Tonight at 6.30pm with 943,000.

Nationally- including metro and regional affiliate stations where the program is broadcast – Seven News grabbed 1.613m at 6pm and 1.463m at 6.30pm.

Nine News at 6pm was the most watched program for the evening with 1.014m metro viewers and 1.031m nationally while at 6.30pm it averaged 1.008m metro viewers and 1.026m nationally.

Winning the night for the first time this week, Nine had an overall audience share of 21.3%, followed by Seven with Ten claiming third place with a share of 12.3%.

ABC grabbed an 11.7% share ahead of SBS’ 5.3%.

Thursday night television saw a news dominated lineup with A Current Affair topping the 7pm timeslot with 809,000 metro viewers, beating ABC News’ 743,000.

Home and Away came third in the timeslot with 644,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Across the nation Home and Away managed 1.139m followed by A Current Affair’s 1.116m and ABC News’ 1.044m.

Nine’s RBT was the most watched non-news program of the evening pulling 740,000 metro viewers and 1.034m nationally in at 7.30pm.

It was also the most watched program across viewers aged 16-39 and 18-49.

ABC’s 7.30 grabbed 548,000 viewers while Ten’s David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities pulled in 399,000 in the same timeslot.

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